“Why compare yourself with others? No one in the entire world can do a better job of being you than you.” ~Unknown
I love this quote – I don’t know about you, but I’m forever comparing myself with others, whether it’s swimming, drawing, career success etc etc… But this quote reminds me that it’s OK to be you – whether that’s mediocre or average – that’s OK
This week I just wanted to share this link to podcasts that I’ve really enjoyed listening to – interviews with an array of different creatives – learning how their journey’s started and the persistence (and some luck) that they went through to get where they are…
The Creators Journey: http://charlesgupton.com/podcast/
Another great book I’ve discovered is What Colour is Your Parachute – helping you figure out what you REALLY want to do
I had a sudden realisation the other day that situations in life can be very similar to the comparisons of open water swimming v pool swimming.
Which probably explains why I LOVE OW swimming and just enjoy pool swimming!!
Pool swimming, while it is quite calming and meditative – it’s restrictive. You have to swim in a line, following that black line on the bottom of the pool continuously. Like certain things in life that you HAVE to do, such as the 9-5, cleaning the house, doing the laundry.
Where as open water swimming is like the really fun stuff – you don’t have to follow lines, or those dividers that look like giant candy necklaces, you can swim where you like and not come across a single person in the open water – you really are free to do what you want!
So I guess my aim is to have a life that is constantly like open water swimming!